Symantec Talks Up Enterprise Mobility Strategy @ MobileCON 2012
Announces three new mobile services for the enterprise at MobileCON 2012.On Tuesday during MobileCON 2012, Symantec announced several new programs to help businesses accelerate their mobility initiatives.
The first is the App Center Ready Program, designed to help developers rapidly build trusted enterprise apps with no code changes. The second is the Mobility Solution Specialization Program designed for channel partners. Symantec also introduced a single mobile suite spanning device management, application management and mobile security.
For starters, Symantec said its new App Center Ready Program allows mobile app developers to integrate Symantec's security and management features without having to change their app's source code. These features could include encryption, authentication, data loss prevention policies, app distribution and revocation. Apps developed in this new program can be distributed to iOS and Android-based platforms with the same level of management, protection and trust as in-house apps.
Next is the upcoming Mobility Solution Specialization program, officially opening its doors to channel partners globally by the end of 2012. It will be a dedicated mobility channel specialization program that allows partners to offer Symantec’s enterprise mobility products to their customers. It will cover the full Symantec Mobile Management Suite and provide partners with access to opportunity registration, expert resources, enablement programs, and accreditations in a multi-tier model.
"Partners participating in Symantec’s Mobility Specialization will be able to establish compelling practices around enabling mobility with an end-to-end solution," Symantec said. "By allowing partners to solve complex, enterprise-class mobility initiatives instead of point projects, Symantec’s portfolio can lead to multiple opportunities for value-added services as well as sustainable revenue streams."
Finally, the company has made available the Symantec Mobile Management Suite, a single solution that covers mobile device management, mobile application management and mobile security. It can be deployed on a per-user meter with both subscription and perpetual pricing models, and supports the major platforms including iOS 6, Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" and Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango." The suite integrates with Symantec Endpoint Management and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager deployments.
"Whether organizations want to enable mobile email or take advantage of mobile applications and content, Symantec Mobile Management Suite provides the most complete solution to support diverse use cases in personally owned, corporate owned and hybrid deployments," Symantec said.
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